Jun 28, 2012

Cat Thursday


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.  


Hi Cat Lovers,

I hope you all had a great week. I got a new Hello Kitty! keyboard from my son, to go with the mouse my daughter got me. They look so cute. 
I hope you all had a great week. Remember to enter my Enid Blyton giveaway (open all month), check out my links page for some cool people, and join my linky (open all week).

Thanks for your support,





Jun 23, 2012

News and stuff! Link up.

What's been happening with me?


  • Well I told you all about how I had a sleep study done which you can read about hereThis week I found another article talking about the dangers of not sleeping well.
  • On Cat Thursday we had a visit from my friend Troy's cute kitten Mr Eccles,
  • I have updated my links page to show Special Offers, Special Friends and Special Communities. I hope it's more organised now. 
  • I finally added a media page - but am so excited that my numbers have already gone up since then. 
  • Don't forget to enter my Enid Blyton giveaway if you live in Australia. Sorry I can't open it internationally. I think this is the first one I've done that's been restricted though. It's only because it weighs so much and the postage would cost too much. 

Jun 21, 2012

Cat Thursday - starring Mr Eccles

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.   


This week Jigglypuff grudgingly gave up her spot for her friend Mr Eccles (aka Eccleston J. Kitten or "the kitteh with the ebil plan"). 
Isn't he adorable? - but watch out - he may be up to some tricks ;)
You can follow Mr Eccles on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Mister_Eccles

Jun 19, 2012

Cupcake Pincushion.

I made this little pin cushion in one night. It would be an ideal gift to make with the kids so they could give it to their teacher or grandmother or favourite Aunt who sews. I crocheted a little circle for the icing, but you could knit one, or just cut out a nice lace flower or something depending upon your preference. The pearl head pins look just like cashous that you use in cake decorating. Hope the pictures help you to see how I made it.

Jun 14, 2012

Cat Thursday - the Multimedia Inspector

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.  


I have been posting Tigers and lolcats and vintage cats and let me tell you Jigglypuff is not happy. You see Cat Thursday is supposed to be all about her. She is adamant that she will star this week, so she was doing all sorts of cute poses. The funniest one was when Starchaser got his new Multimedia set up. We were checking it out and ooohing & ahhing. So of course Jigglypuff had to show her approval. :)

Jun 13, 2012

May Gibbs


May Gibbs

May Gibbs by bookscraftsprettythings 

May Gibbs (1877 - 1969) was an author, illustrator and environmentalist. I named one of my guinea pigs after her. You can read about her at Nutcote.

Jun 12, 2012

Beatrix Potter




Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter by bookscraftsprettythings 

Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943) was an artist, writer and scientist. I named one of my guinea pigs after her. You can read about her at The Beatrix Potter Society.

Jun 7, 2012

Cat Thursday - White Tiger Thai holiday photo.

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun. 


Another big cat from our visit to Thailand.

 The gorgeous white tiger. 

Jun 2, 2012

Read this - it could save your life.

I have had a problem for the last couple of years. It's kind of embarrassing because I couldn't explain to people how fatigued I was. I would get 10 hours sleep a night and wake up feeling terrible. I would take afternoon naps. Imagine only having about eight hours a day to do all the things that other people do.  It always seemed like I was running late, not coping and could even seem like I was being lazy. So I just stopped talking about it.  Sometimes if things were really bad, I would say I was really tired or I was ill. The doctor checked my thyroid, tested for diabetes, and all the usual conditions associated with chronic fatigue. Nothing!